October 5 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for October 5, 2008
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship                                                                    

*Praise and Worship                                     Page 14, Praise & Worship Songbook


*Hymn 158                                                          Come Christians Join and Sing
                            Welcome and Recognition of Visitors                
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                        Luke 5:27-39
Children’s Time

*Hymn 374                                                                   Standing On the Promises

Reception of Tithes and Offerings

(11:00 the children ages 2 to 12 are invited to go to Sunday School--all children are welcome)

Time of sharing joys & concerns

Prayer Hymn 527                                                           Do, Lord, Remember Me
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem                                     “Draw Me Nearer”                                        Choir

Sermon                                     “A New Agenda”                    Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 548                              In Christ There Is No East or West

Holy Communion for World Communion Sunday (see insert) All are welcome to come forward and kneel at the Communion Rail and receive the elements.

*Hymn of Commitment 102                                    Now Thank We All Our God
   (You are invited to come forward to pray.)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for the Good Samaritan Fund
 Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance last Sunday was 141
Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
Today: Preparation class for Adult membership with Pastor Range, 10:00 a.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting for Revival 6:00 p.m.
Monday to Thursday 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall open for tutoring
Monday: Committee on Lay Leadership 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Harvest Dinner Committee 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: BOLD Justice local leaders meeting 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m., United Methodist Men 7:30 p.m.
Dates to remember for the future:
October 17-19 Revival meetings with Pastor Joanem Floreal   
January 31, 2009 Saturday Block Party                   

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                             $1635.43
Building Fund/Trustees                                                         $    82.50  
Roof Repair                                                $  122.50  
Mission                                                                                                     $  178.00

Bulletins today are given by Nathaniel Guillot in honor of Tom McIntosh’s birthday. I love you Grandpa!

Welcome to all visitors.  You are invited to stand during the service and introduce yourself, or to have someone else introduce you.  We want to give you one of our welcome packs and therefore encourage you to fill out the card and tear off the badge, write your name on it and wear it so that we can greet you as our guest during and after the service.
Please note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back parking lot through the double doors. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting.  Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

The U.M.W.’s annual Cookie Dough sale takes place September 22 to October 10. We look forward to your whole hearted support.

“Pathway to Joy”: theme of the 25th Annual Florida Conference Women’s Retreat to be held over four weekends, Jan. 23-25, Feb. 6-8, Feb. 20-22, Mar. 6-8, 2009. All women of Miramar UMC are encouraged to participate.

Silver Lakes Animal Hospital, 17780 SW 2nd St., Pembroke Pines FL 33029, tel. 954 441 1001, announces the 2nd Annual Blessing of The Pets, Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the Humane Society.

The tutoring program for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders called Study Pals is beginning for those who need help in Reading, Writing and Math.  Coordinator Sharon Allen will be in the Fellowship Hall this week from 3 to 5 Monday to Thursday. Those interested in tutoring or being tutored, are invited to come along or call Sharon on 818-259-3930.

If you have not already done so, Committee Chairs, today is the final day to submit your budget requests to Finance Chair Kevin Ramsey.

The Traveling Basinet will be in our church during the month of October. Please bring new or gently used clothing, toys, equipment or anything for babies and toddlers to fill the basinet. This is a project of the UMW.  

The theme of our Revival to be held Oct. 17-19 is “Believe and Receive” and we are encouraging everyone to think and pray about giving a testimony on one of the nights. What way has the Lord touched you? It may be a song or scripture or story of his grace. Please share it so that others can be encouraged in the faith and know that this Revival belongs to all of us. If you would like to be a counselor for the Revival please speak to the pastor or Joyce Hemmans.

Non-perishable food items to the pantry are still being accepted. Thanks for any contributions you may be able to make.

Prayer Concerns: Tahlia McPhail(baby Lindo), Enez Gardner, Greta Jarrett, Joshua Rios(2 months old critical in hospital), Syd Henry, Joanne Rose, Roy Crooks, Dennis & Karen Francis,  Shirley Gregg-Leonce, Mervin Gregg, Debbie Cranston, Michael Grant, Pastor Denzil Southwood-Smith, Celebrate Jesus Mission follow-up, BOLD Justice, October Revival, Winnifred & Wilbur Samuels, Clive Henry,  Arlington Royer, Osmond & Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Denniston Bent, Charles & Mabel Bizzell.

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Maj. Jeffry Moffit, Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells, Chad Chong (Iraq): Army

Pastor: David Range Miramar UMC
2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023
Tel 954-989-4711, Fax 954-989-4315,
Email mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Website: www.miramarumc.org


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